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So you are ready to start writing Novels? Tired of the arduous task of writing novella and short articles?

Posted on: May 5, 2022

Writing a Novel Step by Step?

by Cristina López Barrio,

Note: Did Not yet read any of Cristina books. Don’t mind a propaganda for a teaching course in writing

Learn the keys to writing a novel and stimulate your imagination with practical exercises that connect you with your inner world

For some, writing is a way to dream, escape from reality, and travel to worlds that only exist in our imagination.

For Cristina López Barrio it’s a way of life.

After working 13 years as a lawyer, she decided to devote herself to writing full time in 2009.

Since then, she has achieved several important milestones in her career such as publishing her novel La casa de los amores imposibles in 22 countries, getting it translated in 15 languages, and being selected as a Premio Planeta finalist for her book Niebla en Tánger.

The creative process is similar to a roller coaster with its ups and downs. In this course, embark on a literary journey with Cristina and learn how to write a novel from cover to cover, including how to develop your concept, characters, narrators, and the setting and time frame.

By the end of the course, you’ll have the tools to transform your ideas into words on a page and write an original story.

What will you learn in this online course?

COURSE TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • U1Introduction
  • U2In Search of Inspiration
  • U3In Search of Creativity
  • U4In Search of Another Dimension
  • U5In Search of the Narrative Voice
  • FPFinal project

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Start this adventure by getting to know your teacher, Cristina López Barrio. She tells you about how she discovered her passion for storytelling as a child and how she made a name for herself in the publishing world.

She also shares some of the most influential authors in her life and her work.

Next, stimulate your imagination with some creative exercises and explore original ideas. Learn why it’s important to create rituals to overcome the blank page and analyze factors that may cause writer’s block. Then, dive into your inner world to explore yourself and your imagination.

Now it’s time to start working on your project.

Outline the concept and plot for your story.

Develop your characters and add dimensions to their personality through conflicts and explore the figure of the narrator, a crucial step in shaping the tone of your novel.

Then, learn how to use objects as a narrative technique to create associations for the reader between concepts, characters, and places.

Next, see how to approach two key components of any novel: the setting and the time frame.

Ask yourself some questions like when is the action taking place, how long will it last, and where will it happen. Then, learn how to play with the order of events to create tension.

Once you’ve got all the pieces in place, start writing the first lines and find the narrative voice of your story.

Cristina shows you different possible beginnings and explains the golden rule of writing a novel: There are no rules, anything is possible if it makes sense in the world you’ve created.

What is this course’s project?

Create an outline with all the key elements needed to write a novel with an original plot.

PROJECTS BY COURSE STUDENTS

Who is this online course for?

Creative minds who love to read and anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel but doesn’t know where to begin.

Requirements and materials

You don’t need any prior knowledge, just the desire to connect with your imagination and discover your inner writer.

The materials for this course include two notebooks, a pen or a pencil, and a computer if you’d prefer to write your novel in a digital format.

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